Below are some non-floral ideas, since centerpieces certainly do not have to contain flowers. The colored lanterns below are made with simply sheets of layered tissue paper (see the November issue of Martha Stewart Living for directions). Use a long platter and top it with candles wrapped in veggie stalks- put a tight rubber band around each candle and then insert asparagus or green beans- mix in some candles (votives in mini pumpkins or artichokes work too) to complete it.
I absolutely swooned over the kale and cabbage arrangement below left in Martha Stewart- I have always loved the blooms of kale in it’s many color varieties. Tot he right is another version in an antique copper pot- very appropriate for this holiday!
Thanksgiving tables don’t need to always be red and orange. It’s still festive, and even more chic, to stray from that expected scheme and try chartreuse and brown or gold and blue! I am loving the gold spray painted pumpkins below as table seating cards as well- and it’s so easy!
Some accents to add to your table- laying down layered ribbon on your table runner or putting birch sleeves over your vases (Pottery Barn sells these!) I also love the idea of filling these moss pots each with a single kind of flower or nice big bunches of the kale from the arrangement above.
And to reward yourself for a job well done, a pear cranberry cocktail with rosemary courtesy of Martha.
- 2 tablespoons dry cranberries
- 1/2 cup organic pear nectar
- 32 ounces Moscato d’Asti wine
- 8 small sprigs fresh rosemary